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Country Pastimes for Boys
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Country Pastimes for Boys

By Graham, P. Anderson

London / New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket . Dark blue and white decorated boards, with gold title box on cover and spine, lovely fishes decoration on spine. Light soiling to cloth boards (a few very small faint spots),very slight rubbing to cover design at edges. No fraying or wear-through to cloth. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean black endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean and bright, with gilt page edges. Frontis illustration of boy carrying owl with tissue guard. 252 illustrations. 448 pages with index.

$60.00

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Selznick, Brian

Scholastic Press, 2007. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing (with full number line), SIGNED by the author in clean unworn dust jacket. As new condition, both book and jacket. Immaculate black boards with white border decoration on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. Signed by the author in silver ink on title page above publisher's name. Illustrated in black and white. 533 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, not price clipped (22.95/27.99 on front free endpaper), enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Made into a movie (2011) directed by Martin Scorsese starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee.

$50.00

Road to Down Under
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Road to Down Under

By Cormack, Maribelle

New York: D. Appleton Century, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Edward Shenton, Illustrator. First Edition, First Printing (with a (1) on last page of text), SIGNED by the author, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Prof. W. Strunk, Jr. - With my very best, Maribelle Cormack." Illustrations by Edward Shenton. 301 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket has chipping at bottom edge of rear panel (depth of no more than 3/4"), slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid portrayal of pioneer life in Australia, this is the story of a girl from the Orkney Islands and her family, who migrated to Australia in the 1840's and established a new home for themselves. Written for young adults, it is an exciting historical tale with fascinating characters.

$50.00

Guadenzia - Pride of the Palio
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Guadenzia - Pride of the Palio

By Henry, Marguerite

Rand McNally, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Lynd Ward, Illustrator. First Edition, First Printing (with "A" on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean color-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward. 240 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), a few small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Each summer, in the ancient hill town of Siena, Italy, there erupts one of the mos extraordinary, exciting, and dangerous horse races in the world--the Palio. This magnificent book is a true story of the Palio--a thrilling, heart-stirring tale of a boy and a beautiful half-Arabian mare who won undying fame. All the rich pageantry and medieval splendor that surround this race of Siena are captured in the text and in Lynd Ward's glowing illustrations.

$25.00

Story Plays for Little Children
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Story Plays for Little Children

By Hall, Mary Leora; Sarah Elizabeth Palmer

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1917. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket . First Edition, published April, 1917. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Moss green cloth boards with black and orange illustration and lettering on both front and rear cover, lettering and small decoration on spine (somewhat faded on spine). Tiny pinhead spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil at top edge of front free endpaper). Songs, fingerplays and illustrations. 89 pages.

$20.00

For the Mikado
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For the Mikado

By Munroe, Kirk

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/no dust jacket . First Edition, published October, 1905. Clean decorated American trade binding. Light gray cloth boards with blue, light blue, black and orange decoration, yellow-orange lettering on cover; yellow lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Eight illustrations. 270 pages.

$25.00

Cricket
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Cricket

By Hader, Berta and Elmer

New York: Macmillan, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair to Good. First Edition, First Printing (published October, 1938), in original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with clean, unworn illustrated paper title label on cover, crisp black lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the authors. 160 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), slightly age-toned, with lots of edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$40.00

The Story of Exploration and Adventure in the Frozen Seas
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The Story of Exploration and Adventure in the Frozen Seas

By Holmes, Prescott

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1896. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket . First Edition, decorated American trade binding, with eighty illustrations. Copyright 1896 by Henry Altemus. Clean green cloth boards with silver lettering, green, gray, white, brown and yellow illustration on cover, silver lettering and dark green floral decoration on spine. Very small spots of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Cover illustration, lettering on cover and spine are unworn. Clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Color frontispiece illustration, wonderful black and white illustrations throughout the book. Decorated title page. From "Altemus' Young People's Library" series. 256 pages + 12 pages of publisher's advertising.

$35.00

Blue Mystery
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Blue Mystery

By Benary-Isbert, Margot

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1957. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black decoration on coverl, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. Illustrated by Enrico Arno. 190 pages. Dust jacket is clean with slight age-toning, shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4" or less), slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book - a mystery written for young people, which is centered on a stolen and priceless blue gloxinia which has been taken from an experimental greenhouse in an old German town.

$50.00

The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen
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The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen

By Brust, Beth Wagner

New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Trade Cloth. Very Good/Fine. First Edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded black boards with metallic illustration on cover, metallic lettering on spine. Faint tape marks to edges where old mylar was fastened. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean light green endpapers. Red ink-stamp on half-title page ("Reminscing Collection"). No other marks. Well illustrated in black and white. 80 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The Little Prince
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The Little Prince

By Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1943. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Clean book in unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with brown lettering and illustration of "Little Prince" on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Written and drawn by Antoine d Saint-Exupery. Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. 93 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has two closed edge tears, two small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt; Professor Branestawm Up the Pole; The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Dictionary (Five books in slipcase)
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The Peculiar Triumph of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Treasure Hunt; Professor Branestawm Up the Pole; The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm; Professor Branestawm's Dictionary (Five books in slipcase)

By Hunter, Norman

Penguin Books (Puffin Books), 1975. Paperback. Very Good+. A complete set of clean paperback books in their original slipcase. No chipping, curling or wear. Bindings are tight, pages are clean, with no names, writing or marks. Decorative slipcase is uncracked, no chips, light rubbing. A great (but absent-minded) inventor and his adventures, written for children ages 7 to 10 years old (or any age, really!) His best inventions seem to land him in the worst scrapes...

$25.00

The Way of the Wind
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The Way of the Wind

By Mark, Polly

New York: David McKay, 1965. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good_. Ursula Koering, Illustrator. First Edition in clean bright original unclipped dust jacket. Immaculately clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Ursula Koering. 186 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A children's book set in Borneo, where a young girl hopes to help educate her people.

$20.00

The Abandoned
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The Abandoned

By Gallico, Paul

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. Third Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Third printing of the first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded paper-covered boards (blue and orange). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has two tiny edge chips, faint water stain at base of spine, otherwise clean. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gallico's beloved novel - the enchanting story of a boy and a cat who face problems of abandonment.

$18.00

Alabama Raider
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Alabama Raider

By Anderson, Betty Baxter

Philadelphia / Toronto: John C. Winston, 1957. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Harve Stein, Illustrator. Stated First Edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very clean light gray cloth boards with crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Harve Stein. 115 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has small chip at top left corner of front panel, slight price sticker residue at base corner of rear panel. Author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True story based on historical facts of how the confederate warship ALABAMA attacked one Union merchantman after another for nearly two years until almost one-half of the Union Fleet had been destroyed.

$20.00

The Dangerous Book for Boys
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The Dangerous Book for Boys

By Iggulden, Gonn and Hal

New York: Collins, 2007. Stated First U.S. Edition. Unknown. Near Fine. Stated First U.S. Edition (and FIRST PRINTING with full number line). Clean red cloth boards with black and gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean marbled endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs (both color and black and white), drawings, diagrams, maps. 270 pages with index. An amazing book of useful information on being prepared for any circumstance and for the enjoyment of life and the world around you -- no matter what your age or gender, this is a fascinating book and a practical education.

$45.00

Journey Across the Third Planet
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Journey Across the Third Planet

By Knott, William C.

Chilton Book Company, 1969. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner inscription at top corner of front free endpaper. 160 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, a few tiny edge nicks, not price clipped; author photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Laark, a young Kraal, moves across the starwhell in the "Kristan", his lifeship, when he finds himself in trouble. He and Elam are on the lookout for the enemy Kriltons, when suddenly Elam tells Laark he must abandon his lifeship and land on the strange planet they are nearing. Laar finds himself on Earth! His long hair and strange space uniform make people stare at him in the city -- Minneapolis -- in which he finds himself.

$15.00

Shen of the Sea
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Shen of the Sea

By Chrisman, Arthur Bowie

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1938. Twenty-second printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Lovely, clean later printing of the first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering and illustration of children flying a kite on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with over fifty silhouettes by Else Hasselris. 252 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has small shallow chips at upper edge of rear panel (under 1/8"), slight wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Awarded the Newbery Medal on October 4, 1926. A series of fascinating Chinese stories in which the author has caught admirably the spirit of Chinese life and thought.

$50.00

Rufus
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Rufus

By Storr, Catherine

Boston, Massachusetts: Gambit, 1969. Stated First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Walter Dower, Illustrator. Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean olive green and rust red cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names,writing or marks. Illustrated by Walter Dower. 130 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about a boy who seemed deserted by allthe world except the people of his dreams....

$20.00

You Will Go to the Moon
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You Will Go to the Moon

By Freeman, Mae and Ira

New York: Beginner Books, Inc. (Random House), 1959. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Robert Patterson, Illustrator. Clean book in clean original dust jacket. Color illustrated glossy boards are unfaded, very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color-illustrated endpapers. Small neatly penned previous owner inscription on upper corner of title page. Beautiful color illustrations throughout by Robert Patterson. Scientific notes at end of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed edge tear, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful children's book on how a moon trip happens, based on scientific concepts but explained in easily understandable terms.

$20.00

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